The Busy Family's Guide to Volunteering

We know you don't have endless hours to spare each week, but you can still make a difference (and teach your kids valuable lessons). Check out these 10 organizations that cater to on-the-go families with fun kid-friendly programs.

Volunteering to help a great cause is a no-brainer for most families -- besides the obvious benefits for those in need, it's also a wonderful way to sneak in quality time and teach valuable real-life lessons about empathy and sharing. Clueless about getting started? We've done all the legwork for you. Here are 10 noteworthy national organizations eager for your whole family's help, whether you've got hours to spare each week or just a couple of days a year.

America's Second Harvest

Feeding more than 9 million children annually, this charity loves it when kids take part. Some of the more family-friendly projects include sorting donated food (perfect for reinforcing counting and other classroom lessons) and delivering goods to local food pantries. Contact your local chapter for more info on regional programs.


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